Latin: Tussilago farfara
TCM: Kuan Dong Hua
“Demulcent and tonic expectorant.”
(Menzies-Trull in "The Herbalist's Prescriber")
“Expectorant, anti-tussive, demulcent, anti-catarrhal, diuretic. Coltsfoot may be used in chronic or acute bronchitis, irritating coughs, whooping coughs, asthma…” (David Hoffman in “The New Holistic Herbal”).
Dan Bensky and Andrew Gamble, in “Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica” say, “acrid, warm… stops coughing.”